Vise Library Digitization Project

Cumberland University’s Vise Library has recently digitized and made available historical University publications from its Ernest Stockton Archives.  Included in the digitization project are University Catalogues, and course Bulletins from 1846-2000, as well as The Phoenix yearbooks from 1895-1989.  Also included are Annual Catalogues of the Lebanon College for Young Ladies, 1907-1908, and its earlier publication, The Cedars, 1903. Additionally, the complete volume of Winstead Paine Bone’s book, A History of Cumberland University, 1842-1935 is included in this digitized collection which is now available online.  To view the collections, simply visit: http://www.archive.org/details/cumberland


  • I have fond memories of Cumberland when it was a 2 year College in 69.  First time away from home (although home was Nashville, and only 37 miles away.  I will alway remember the friendships.  We were
    like one BIG family. I came back to visit after Airforce basic training.  I will never forget the experience the
    Cumberland and the Lebanon community provided.  That was when it was just a small town with a small
    square.  I assume it has grown into something bigger.  As I look at the pictures on the web page I can see Cumberland has grown to a 4 year university.  It looks very impressive, although the “small town” charm is still there.
    Bill Gehrls – class of 1969